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A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next

Tom Standage

A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next

Tom Standage
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Item #: UY2402
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
Publication Date: 2021
ISBN: 9781635579369
In this lively and accessible volume, Tom Standage recounts the history of transportation from prehistoric wagons to the invention of the electric car. We learn about the curious antipathy towards wheeled vehicles in the medieval era; the moral hysteria surrounding bicycles, which were said to make women infertile; and the recent efforts of cities like Oslo ... More
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In this lively and accessible volume, Tom Standage recounts the history of transportation from prehistoric wagons to the invention of the electric car. We learn about the curious antipathy towards wheeled vehicles in the medieval era; the moral hysteria surrounding bicycles, which were said to make women infertile; and the recent efforts of cities like Oslo and Helsinki to revive carless spaces. More than just a history of travel, this is an origin story for the modern world—how it was broken, and how it might be recovered.


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